Monday, September 24, 2012

Project Pinterest - Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole



One of the things that has surprised me about being at home with Caroline is how much free time I have on my hands. At first I was napping while she napped, but now that Caroline is only waking up once between 4 and 6 AM, I don't need to nap anymore. So, I decided to start doing some of the many things that I have pinned on Pinterest during my free time. AP from I Love You More Than Carrots also is doing the things she pins, and created a link-up for it, called Project Pinterest. Today I am linking up to show you one of the many things I have done over the last few weeks.


On Sunday we had friends over for brunch, so I decided to make a crock pot breakfast casserole originally posted by a Latte' with Ott, A. I have been wanting to try it, so this seemed like the perfect opportunity. Here is the recipe card from the original source.
It was pretty easy to put together and only took about 15 minutes to prep. 

  
We then turned the crock pot on low and went to bed. I checked on it when I got up to feed Caroline around 5:30 and it looked done, so I turned it to warm. At this point it had been cooking for about 8 hours.

When it was finally time to eat it around 10 AM, it looked a tad overcooked, but it still was pretty tasty! We just ate around the edges.


Next time I will add more veggies and not cook them ahead of time so that there is some crunch to the casserole. I also would start it later at night or early in the morning. You could probably prep it and keep it in the fridge, adding the egg mixture right before turning the crock pot on if you want to cook it in the morning. Overall I would say this is a keeper, with modifications. The ease of not having to cook before guests arrived was amazing!


6 comments:

  1. Yum! I am all for any type of crockpot cooking.. this looks delish! I'll have to add it to the list for a chilly fall morning! thanks so much for sharing and for linking up!! happy monday! ;)

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  2. How is it I am just visiting your blog for the first time even though we are twitter buds? Thanks for sharing this recipe. I love a good casserole!!

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  3. I've only cooked dinners in the crock pot... Breakfast is a great idea!

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  4. I'm pretty sure I pinned- and cooked- this same thing last winter. The same thing happened to me- it got a little burnt around the edges, but tasted great otherwise! I love crock pot meals no matter what meal it's for. :)

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  5. I can't wait to try this!! Thanks for posting :)

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  6. Yep, let's keep our fingers crossed for some cooler weather to give this one a shot. Thanks for the tips too!

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